Occupy Wall Street
The New York Police Department’s surveillance of muslims has garnered intense scrutiny and prompted a backlash, and now the Occupy movement is apparently upset about expanded surveillance as well.
A financial report on the group’s General Assembly website says at “the current rate of expenditure” the occupiers will be “out of money in THREE WEEKS.”
Two protesters were arrested on Wednesday. One of them, a woman in clown makeup, was skipping as police led her away in handcuffs.
Two New York City lawmakers arrested at an Occupy Wall Street march have taken offers to get their cases dismissed by avoiding further arrests for six months.
Police in Brooklyn clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday night. The occupiers allegedly threw garbage cans out of a vacant building as part of a protest.
The sculpture had been off limits to tourists since the first day of the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sept. 17. The NYPD says it will decide whether to allow access to the statue on a day to day basis.
Protesters agreed to find other places to stay within two weeks, and to find an artisan who can make a replacement for the missing baptismal font lid if they don’t find it.
The judge made the decision citing security concerns even beyond worries about its potential as a terrorism target.
About 400 demonstrators singing “We Shall Overcome” marched in a candlelight vigil Sunday night to Riverside Church in Manhattan for an hours-long program featuring musical performances and quick speeches.
By sunrise Wednesday, though, they were down to just a handful remaining in the park.
After three months behind barricades the bronze sculpture of the charging bull that’s been a Wall Street fixture was liberated to celebrate its birthday.
Actress Ellen Barkin, who resides in the Union Square area, took to Twitter on Sunday to protest the treatment of a young woman she saw being arrested by the police.
Columbia University will offer a new course for upperclassmen and grad students next semester. An Occupy Wall Street class will send students into the field and will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, a veteran of the occupy movement.
New York author Eleanor Lerman and her videologist brother Philip Lerman were so inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that they combined their talents to produce a short film honoring the demonstrators.
At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 with one that “occupied” so much our time and one neighborhood park in Lower Manhattan.